Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380056 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the respectable the Judges of the Court of common pleas, and general Sessions of the peace in and for the County and State afsd.
Filing Date:1800-December-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas, a man of color, states that he is "held and claimed as a Slave by a Certain Dr Loadman Elbert of Caroline County in the State of Maryland." Thomas apprehends that he is "intitled to his freedom under the Laws of this State, by Importation." The petitioner asks that Elbert be summoned "to answer the complaint of your Petitioner."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:For the importation law, see Laws of the State of Delaware, 2 vols. (New Castle: Samuel and John Adams, 1797), 2:886-87.
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20380056

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 13-14
  • Microfilm: Reel 2

Processing Information

Record Created:6/19/1997
Record Final Edited:1/20/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/31/2005 11:10:00 AM